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Guild Wars 2 Elementalist Build Guide: Support/Staff

15 Mar

his build was primarily designed for my guilds elementalists. In large group encounters and with a “back line”, support elementalists in Water attunement can make a massive difference to a group. With 2 area of effect water fields that heal for considerable amounts, that can also be blasted, they are excellent for group play.

While there primary damage might be limited, the entire purpose is to support others through vulnerability, chill and cripple (when swapping to other attunments). The fact that the majority of staff skills are area of effect really lend itself to structured PvP as players (and groups of players) clump together on capture points. It allows you to quickly spread your water skills while stepping back into Fire and Earth attunements from afar.

It must be said that this build really does rely on others to be truly effective as you will struggle to kill anyone by yourself though with the right use of Cantrips and skills, you’ll also struggle to cheap gw2 gold. In terms of “Gameplay & Skill Rotation”, due to the team orientated play of this build, it’s difficult to display how to utilise it. Primarily, you want to ensure that your Water skills are used at the optimum moment (before your parties health is too low) and to ensure that know your knockback in Air attunement is used sparingly while your immobilize in Earth attunement is saved for when your party wishes to spike individuals.

It’s paramount that you don’t blindly waste your healing skills when in Water attunement as they do heal for a considerable amount while you should also ensure that when you use your primary heal, you are in Water attunement when you do it. This will then grant you a considerable length of regeneration.

Finally, try to utilise your elite skill also in Water attunement as the Elemental from the glyph will provide you and your team with healing when it attacks.

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